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Losing Weight and Maintaining after Binge/Starve Cycle.


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My normal weight Is 114 at 5'8. I used to restrict my calories but I quit doing that and recently I gained about 5lbs this week in all the wrong foods like pizza, chocolate, and Salt in all the wrong proportions. (binge-habits) I normally eat healthy salads, yogurts, teas, fresh foods.

I am now 120lbs . I want to be back to 114, my body looks the best at this weight because I have a very small frame and not very many natural curves.

For the next couple of days if I eat only
Cucumbers, Onions, Peppers, Grapefruit, Lemon, Coffee, Water, Tea, Sugar Free Jello and Carrots as a detox diet to drop the extra five lbs I put on? Then go back to eating a healthy diet with vegetables and fish with a workout plan?

Anymore ideas of what to add or what not to eat on that list to drop the lbs faster?
I used to restrict only eating 200 calories a day Ive worked my way back up to 600. So Ill be eating 600 calories worth of those foods until I can build my caloric intake up.

People always say that you cannot lose the weight after restricting yourself or binging...but I have binge/starved myself and still managed to drop the weight?(Obviously unhealthily)

What's so bad about binging/starving cycle if you have really good control over what you eat the next couple days and making sure you dont go over a certain number on the scale....I just dont understand why some people say they are gaining wait when they binge/starve??

Edited Jan 31 2011 02:35 by coach_k
Reason: Promotion of starvation diets or habits that exhibit signs of an eating disorder ("pro-ana", "pro-mia", etc.) is prohibited.
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114 at 5'8" is underweight. The BMI scale is a range to account for small body frames - the minimum healthy weight for your height is 122.

The bare minimum for an adult sedentary woman is 1200.

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I agree you're too thin, but your photo is gorgeous. You have an amazingly cute face!

Well Thank you!:)

I understand that 114 sounds thin for my height, but most women have curves that add on extra pounds that I dont have so I dont look underweight or unhealthy.

Just the Holidays has been so rough and I find myself eating and then not eating and its just frustrating. I just dont want this to lead to weight gain, And I understand I should get back on a normal diet but I feel lost because I used to restrict my calories.

You didn't "used" to restrict. You are still restricting.

Sometimes we aren't the best judge of our own bodies. And if you have been starving yourself (eating 200-600 calories is starving yourself), that can have an effect on your thought process. You might feel like you are being totally rational, but you should not be dieting (or starving) yourself down to get rid of your curves. Because you are right - women have curves.

Original Post by taralynnmcnitt:

Well Thank you!:)

I understand that 114 sounds thin for my height, but most women have curves that add on extra pounds that I dont have so I dont look underweight or unhealthy.

Just the Holidays has been so rough and I find myself eating and then not eating and its just frustrating. I just dont want this to lead to weight gain, And I understand I should get back on a normal diet but I feel lost because I used to restrict my calories.

I too have the tiny bone structure all too often touted by those suffering from an eating disorder as an excuse not to gain weight. I didn't have curves either when I was underweight. And for a long time I didn't look grossly underweight or unhealthy either, but that doesn't mean that I wasn't or that you aren't. It also doesn't mean that you're naturally supposed to be clinically underweight. You really need to get your calories up to a sufficient level before you do any more damage to yourself. Only you can break the cycle.

If you restricted to get to 114, and you gained to 120 eating "normally" then, clearly, your NORMAL weight is NOT 114 -- that is the weight you have forced your body to through restricting.

No one on this site is going to encourage you to eat 600 calories.  If you are under 21 you should be eating a minimum of 1500 calories  -- if you were in need of losing weight, which you are NOT,  so you should be eating 1800 calories.  If you are over 21 then you should not be going under 1200, again, if you were in need of losing weight -- you should probably be eating 2000+ per day.

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